Grace Hopper – the lazy programmer who changed the world

 by Steven Albury As the father of a 4 year old girl fascinated by how things work (she likes ‘deconstructing’ her toys to work out how they go together) I wanted to contribute something as part of Ada Lovelace day. … Continue reading

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What is an edit-a-thon?

A wikipedia edit-a-thon is a scheduled time where people edit Wikipedia together, whether offline, online, or a mix of both; typically focused on a specific topic, such as science or women’s history; a way to recruit new Wikipedians and teach … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ada Lovelace Day, Oxford

The 15th October marks Ada Lovelace Day, an international day to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This site will share events and resources at the University of Oxford that raise the profile of … Continue reading

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Engaging women in computer science

There is a piece in this week’s Times Higher about the challenges of engaging young women in computer science ‘How to switch on the IT girls‘, and another in the Guardian about the female IT brain drain. The article suggests that: “Women … Continue reading

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